Some people look at me and say, “Now there goes a fat guy.” They’re right, I am a fat guy. But I used to be a lot fatter. I was very fat. I was very, very fat. How fat? I was in danger of getting my own zip code. I mean to say, I was huge. I’m smaller now. And this is thanks to the Weightwatchers program.
When I got married, my weight was a reasonable 160 pounds. I was healthy and exercising regularly. I thought I had my weight under control. But then I suffered an injury that made my regular exercise program impossible. I started to pack on weight again. In two years, I was fat again. My doctor told me to lose weight. I tried, halfheartedly, with no success. Then I got on the scale one day and saw my weight had ballooned to 377 pounds! I was scared. I knew I had to do something. I tried various diets. Nothing worked. I was not successful at losing weight until I adopted the Weightwatcher Plan.
I began the plan because my wife was on the plan. It’s always easier to diet when you have company. Weightwatchers works because it is based on a very simple principle. You take in fewer calories than you burn. Weightwatchers gives each food item a point value. Each person is given a point goal based on gender, age, weight, and physical activity. The formula is complicated. You can find it with Google, although Weightwatchers is not terribly happy about this. It’s hard for them to make money if you find your point goal on your own.
All you have to do is keep your food intake at your point goal value. Points in various foods are based upon the amount of calories, fat, and fiber they contain. With the plan, you can eat anything you want as long as you keep to your goal. This was perfect for me. There were no forbidden foods. I was able to work Weightwatchers into my lifestyle.
I am a snacker. Snacking has been my downfall. I could snack on Weightwatchers. A bowl of cereal was only 3 points! Over the course of about a year, I’ve lost over 120 pounds sticking with the plan. I’m still heavy, but well on the way to reaching my goal of a healthy weight, thanks to the Weightwatchers program.